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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326561/hemoxcell-a-new-oxygen-carrier-usable-as-an-additive-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-culture-in-platelet-lysate-supplemented-media
#1
Fiona Le Pape, Lucie Cosnuau-Kemmat, Gaëlle Richard, Frédéric Dubrana, Claude Férec, Franck Zal, Elisabeth Leize, Pascal Delépine
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for therapeutic applications such as tissue engineering. However, one of the main challenges is to improve oxygen supply to hypoxic areas to reduce oxygen gradient formation while preserving MSC differentiation potential and viability. For this purpose, a marine hemoglobin, HEMOXCell, was evaluated as an oxygen carrier for culturing human bone marrow MSCs in vitro for future three-dimensional culture applications. Impact of HEMOXCell on cell growth and viability was assessed in human platelet lysate (hPL)-supplemented media...
March 22, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326558/hemocd-as-a-totally-synthetic-artificial-oxygen-carrier-improvements-in-the-synthesis-and-o2-co-discrimination
#2
Hiroaki Kitagishi, Qiyue Mao, Naoya Kitamura, Takahiro Kita
HemoCD, which is composed of an iron(II)porphyrin such as 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphinatoiron(II) (Fe(II)TPPS) and a cyclodextrin (CD) dimer having a pyridine linker, represents a synthetic hemoglobin (Hb) model compound that exhibits reversible oxygen (O2 ) binding ability in aqueous solution at an ambient temperature. Therefore, hemoCD has the potential to be used as a totally synthetic artificial oxygen carrier. In this article, we describe the improvements of hemoCD related to its synthesis and O2 /CO selectivity...
March 22, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326562/liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-accelerates-skin-wound-healing-in-diabetic-db-db-mice
#3
Tsuyoshi Fukui, Akira T Kawaguchi, Susumu Takekoshi, Muneo Miyasaka, Hideaki Sumiyoshi, Rica Tanaka
Since liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin with high O2 affinity (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) has been reported to accelerate skin wound healing in normal mice, it was tested in dB/dB mice with retarded wound healing, as seen in human diabetics. Two full-thickness dorsal wounds 6 mm in diameter encompassed by silicone stents were created in dB/dB mice. Two days later (day 2), the animals were randomly assigned to receive intravenous h-LEH (2 mL/kg, n = 7) or saline (2 mL/kg, n = 7). The same treatment was repeated 4 days after wounding (day 4), and the size of the skin lesions was analyzed by photography, surface perfusion was detected by Laser-Doppler imager, and plasma cytokines and chemokines were determined on days 0, 2, 4, and 7, when all animals were euthanized for morphological studies...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326557/analysis-of-blood-flow-characteristics-in-a-model-of-a-mature-side-to-side-arteriovenous-fistula
#4
Ashkan Javadzadegan, Nay Myo Lwin, Muhammad Asyraf, Anne Simmons, Tracie Barber
The creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a common surgical procedure in hemodialysis patients suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, several complications may occur after surgery, including thrombosis, stenosis, and aneurysm. These complications are attributed to hemodynamics perturbations including pathophysiological wall shear stress (WSS) and flow recirculation zones. In this study, we present a computational hemodynamic analysis in a model of a mature side-to-side AVF, which is then validated by experimental measurements...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321887/simplification-of-visual-rendering-in-simulated-prosthetic-vision-facilitates-navigation
#5
Victor Vergnieux, Marc J-M Macé, Christophe Jouffrais
Visual neuroprostheses are still limited and simulated prosthetic vision (SPV) is used to evaluate potential and forthcoming functionality of these implants. SPV has been used to evaluate the minimum requirement on visual neuroprosthetic characteristics to restore various functions such as reading, objects and face recognition, object grasping, etc. Some of these studies focused on obstacle avoidance but only a few investigated orientation or navigation abilities with prosthetic vision. The resolution of current arrays of electrodes is not sufficient to allow navigation tasks without additional processing of the visual input...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321886/-inside-out-pegylation-of-bovine-%C3%AE-cross-linked-hemoglobin
#6
Kyle D Webster, Dana Dahhan, Abigail M Otto, Cheyanne L Frosti, William L Dean, Jonathan B Chaires, Kenneth W Olsen
The development of a blood substitute is urgent due to blood shortages and potential communicable diseases. A novel method, inside-out PEGylation, has been used here to conjugate a multiarm maleimide-PEG (Mal-PEG) to β-cross-linked (βXL-Hb) hemoglobin (Hb) tetramers through the Cys β93 residues. This method produces a polymer with a single PEG backbone that is surrounded by multiple proteins, rather than coating a single protein with multiple PEG chains. Electrophoresis under denaturing conditions showed a large molecular weight species...
March 20, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321882/optical-dynamic-analysis-of-thrombus-inside-a-centrifugal-blood-pump-during-extracorporeal-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-a-porcine-model
#7
Tatsuki Fujiwara, Daisuke Sakota, Katsuhiro Ohuchi, Shu Endo, Tomoki Tahara, Tomotaka Murashige, Ryo Kosaka, Keiji Oi, Tomohiro Mizuno, Osamu Maruyama, Hirokuni Arai
Complications due to pump thrombus remain the weak point of mechanical circulatory support (MCS), such as the use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, leading to poor outcomes. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is an effective imaging method using a hyperspectral (HS) camera, which comprises a spectrophotometer and a charge-coupled device camera to discriminate thrombus from whole blood. Animal experiments were conducted to analyze dynamic imaging of thrombus inside a prototype of a hydrodynamically levitated centrifugal blood pump using an HSI system...
March 20, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266040/ex-vivo-porcine-organ-perfusion-models-as-a-suitable-platform-for-translational-transplant-research
#8
Rohan Kumar, Wen Yuan Chung, Ashley Robert Dennison, Giuseppe Garcea
In transplantation surgery, extending the criteria for organ donation to include organs that may have otherwise been previously discarded has provided the impetus to improve organ preservation. The traditional method of cold static storage (CS) has been tried and tested and is suitable for organs meeting standard criteria donation. Ex vivo machine perfusion is, however, associated with evidence suggesting that it may be better than CS alone and may allow for organ donation criteria to be extended. Much of our knowledge of organ preservation is derived from animal studies...
March 6, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261890/ozone-prevents-cochlear-damage-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-guinea-pigs
#9
Merih Onal, Cagdas Elsurer, Nebil Selimoglu, Mustafa Yilmaz, Ender Erdogan, Jale Bengi Celik, Oznur Kal, Ozkan Onal
The cochlea is an end organ, which is metabolically dependent on a nutrient and oxygen supply to maintain its normal physiological function. Cochlear ischemia and reperfusion (IR) injury is considered one of the most important causes of human idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The aim of the present study was to study the efficacy of ozone therapy against cochlear damage caused by IR injury and to investigate the potential clinical use of this treatment for sudden deafness. Twenty-eight guinea pigs were randomized into four groups...
March 5, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245527/isolation-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-peripheral-blood-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients
#10
Ina Laura Pieper, Rachel Smith, Joanna C Bishop, Omar Aldalati, Alex J Chase, Gareth Morgan, Catherine A Thornton
Bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have shown therapeutic potential in the treatment of myocardial infarction patients. However, bone marrow requires invasive harvesting techniques. Therefore, the aim was to carry out a feasibility study of using autologous peripheral blood (PB) as a source for MSCs and platelet lysate (PL), a potential novel therapeutic intervention in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Autologous PL and MSCs were prepared from STEMI patient and healthy control blood...
February 28, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233370/an-in-vitro-feasibility-study-of-the-influence-of-configurations-and-leaflet-thickness-on-the-hydrodynamics-of-deformed-transcatheter-aortic-valve
#11
Wentao Feng, Xianda Yang, Yang Liu, Yubo Fan
Clinically, the percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) has been reported to be deformed in a noncircular configuration after its implant. The deformation is universal and various, and it leads to serious leakage and durability problems. Even in the same deformation, the leaflets made in different tissue thicknesses may cause different hydrodynamic performances. Simulating the left heart cardiac conditions by a pulse duplicator system, the present study investigated the effects of the aortic annulus deformation and the leaflet tissue thickness on the hydrodynamics of the TAV...
February 24, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188657/a-substance-exchanger-based-bioreactor-culture-of-pig-discs-for-studying-the-immature-nucleus-pulposus
#12
Pei Li, Yibo Gan, Haoming Wang, Yuan Xu, Lei Song, Liyuan Wang, Bin Ouyang, Qiang Zhou
Various research models have been developed to study the biology of disc cells. Recently, the adult disc nucleus pulposus (NP) has been well studied. However, the immature NP is underinvestigated due to a lack of a suitable model. This study aimed to establish an organ culture of immature porcine disc by optimizing culture conditions and using a self-developed substance exchanger-based bioreactor. Immature porcine discs were first cultured in the bioreactor for 7 days at various levels of glucose (low, medium, high), osmolarity (hypo-, iso-, hyper-) and serum (5, 10, 20%) to determine the respective optimal level...
February 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185277/three-dimensional-parametric-modeling-of-bicuspid-aortopathy-and-comparison-with-computational-flow-predictions
#13
Salvatore Pasta, Giovanni Gentile, Giuseppe M Raffa, Francesco Scardulla, Diego Bellavia, Angelo Luca, Michele Pilato, Cesare Scardulla
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated ascending aneurysmal aortopathy (namely "bicuspid aortopathy") is a heterogeneous disease making surgeon predictions particularly challenging. Computational flow analysis can be used to evaluate the BAV-related hemodynamic disturbances, which likely lead to aneurysm enlargement and progression. However, the anatomic reconstruction process is time consuming so that predicting hemodynamic and structural evolution by computational modeling is unfeasible in routine clinical practice...
February 10, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176336/effect-of-hypothermic-machine-perfusion-on-the-preservation-of-kidneys-donated-after-cardiac-death-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Wei Wang, Dawei Xie, Xiaopeng Hu, Hang Yin, Hang Liu, Xiaodong Zhang
To assess the application of a hypothermic machine perfusion device (LifePort) in kidney transplantation from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors, 24 pairs of DCD kidneys were randomly divided into two groups: one of the paired kidneys from the same donor was perfused with the LifePort machine (hypothermic machine perfusion [HMP]), and the contralateral kidney was prepared using common static cold preservation (CCP). The two groups were compared with respect to the incidence of delayed graft function (DGF), level of graft function, and pathological changes in time-zero biopsy specimens...
February 8, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168706/flow-field-simulations-and-hemolysis-estimates-for-the-food-and-drug-administration-critical-path-initiative-centrifugal-blood-pump
#15
Margaret L Heck, Allen Yen, Trevor A Snyder, Edgar A O'Rear, Dimitrios V Papavassiliou
The design of blood pumps for use in ventricular assist devices, which provide life-saving circulatory support in patients with heart failure, require remarkable precision and attention to detail to replicate the functionality of the native heart. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated a Critical Path Initiative to standardize and facilitate the use of computational fluid dynamics in the study and development of these devices. As a part of the study, a simplified centrifugal blood pump model generated by computer-aided design was released to universities and laboratories nationwide...
February 7, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150399/a-combination-of-constitutive-damage-model-and-artificial-neural-networks-to-characterize-the-mechanical-properties-of-the-healthy-and-atherosclerotic-human-coronary-arteries
#16
Alireza Karimi, Seyed Mohammadali Rahmati, Toshihiro Sera, Susumu Kudo, Mahdi Navidbakhsh
It has been indicated that the content and structure of the elastin and collagen of the arterial wall can subject to a significant alteration due to the atherosclerosis. Consequently, a high tissue stiffness, stress, and even damage/rupture are triggered in the arterial wall. Although many studies so far have been conducted to quantify the mechanical properties of the coronary arteries, none of them consider the role of collagen damage of the healthy and atherosclerotic human coronary arterial walls. Recently, a fiber family-based constitutive equation was proposed to capture the anisotropic mechanical response of the healthy and atherosclerotic human coronary arteries via both the histostructural and uniaxial data...
February 2, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105685/evolution-of-gas-permeable-membranes-for-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#17
REVIEW
Torin Yeager, Shuvo Roy
Gas permeable membranes are a vital component of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation systems. Over more than half a century, membrane fabrication and packaging technology have progressed to enable safer and longer duration use of respiratory life support. Current research efforts seek to improve membrane efficiency and hemocompatibility, with the aim of producing smaller and more robust systems for ambulatory use. This review explores past and present innovations in oxygenator technology, suggesting possible applications of state-of-the-art membrane fabrication methods to address shortcomings of earlier concepts...
January 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097669/mathematical-modeling-of-rotary-blood-pumps-in-a-pulsatile-in-vitro-flow-environment
#18
Tohid Pirbodaghi
Nowadays, sacrificing animals to develop medical devices and receive regulatory approval has become more common, which increases ethical concerns. Although in vivo tests are necessary for development and evaluation of new devices, nonetheless, with appropriate in vitro setups and mathematical models, a part of the validation process can be performed using these models to reduce the number of sacrificed animals. The main aim of this study is to present a mathematical model simulating the hydrodynamic function of a rotary blood pump (RBP) in a pulsatile in vitro flow environment...
January 18, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044355/a-cellular-model-of-shear-induced-hemolysis
#19
Salman Sohrabi, Yaling Liu
A novel model is presented to study red blood cell (RBC) hemolysis at cellular level. Under high shear rates, pores form on RBC membranes through which hemoglobin (Hb) leaks out and increases free Hb content of plasma leading to hemolysis. By coupling lattice Boltzmann and spring connected network models through immersed boundary method, we estimate hemolysis of a single RBC under various shear rates. First, we use adaptive meshing to find local strain distribution and critical sites on RBC membranes, and then we apply underlying molecular dynamics simulations to evaluate damage...
January 3, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028827/novel-application-for-electrochemotherapy-immersion-of-nasal-cavity-in-dog
#20
Daniela O H Suzuki, José A Berkenbrock, Krishna D de Oliveira, Jennifer O Freytag, Marcelo M M Rangel
Electrochemotherapy is a new modality of local cancer treatment that increases the delivery of chemotherapy drugs into tumor cells by applying intense electric fields. This novel electrochemotherapy application was applied as an adjuvant to surgery and eliminated intranasal tumors in dog. The treatment challenges are the surgery limitations due to anatomy and residual tumor in the bone cavity. Most of the tumoral mass on nasal cavity was surgically removed. The internal nasal cavity was immersed in liquid and bleomycin before applying electric field...
December 27, 2016: Artificial Organs
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